Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty by Nat Hentoff

October 15, 2014

Securing Individual Education of Students and Teachers Simultaneously

I've been reporting on educational developments for more than 65 years, but very seldom have I been as heartened by a discovery as in a September Cleveland Plain Dealer report from Rocky River, Ohio. In it, Jennifer Norman, the executive director of pupil services for the Rocky River City... continue

October 08, 2014

Rand Paul vs. Current Assaults on Monstrous Isis

On Sept. 18, Rand Paul's foreign policy address to the Senate ended with: "ISIS is now a threat. Let's get on with destroying them" ("Remarks Prepared for Delivery: Sen. Paul Delivers Foreign Policy Address," paul.senate.gov, Sept. 18). That should have been... continue

October 01, 2014

Pope Francis' Admirable War on Poverty

I am an atheist, but have never wavered in my conviction that persons with religious beliefs are entitled to the same freedom of choice as me. And in my vocation as a reporter, the person who has most influenced me was the late Frances Sweeney, a deeply religious Catholic editor of a penetratingly independent... continue

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